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CSA Week 6

Cropping up …

New produce this week or soon after includes beets and beet greens, turnips and turnip greens, strawberries, and nasturtiums. Green onions, kale, lettuce, sugar snap peas, and Swiss chard are continuing strong.

Remember to check the “Produce Index” page to find storage advice for this season’s produce to date, simple dishes, and recipe links all in one place. Helpful online recipe databases include Yummly (with personalized recipe searches) and Food52 (contains some good articles on food storage). Feel free to share other recipe or storage sources you’ve found helpful.

Beets and beet greens: Remove greens and store them tightly sealed in the refrigerator. Don’t wash until ready to use. If already washed, place a dry cloth or paper towel in the bag with the beet greens to absorb moisture; if not washed, place a slightly damp cloth or paper towel in the bag to provide humidity. Store beets sealed in the refrigerator. 

Nasturtiums: Store upright in a jar or other container of water (like flowers). These edible flowers provide a crisp, peppery flavor in a salad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strawberries:  Strawberries are best eaten soon after picking. Storing strawberries in the refrigerator will slow spoilage, but it will also compromise flavor. Store sealed with a cloth to absorb excess moisture. Don’t rinse until ready to use. Remove the green hulls only after rinsing to prevent berries soaking up rinse water.

Turnips and turnip greens: Remove greens and store them tightly sealed in the refrigerator. Don’t rinse until ready to use. If already rinsed, place a dry cloth or paper towel in the bag to absorb moisture; if not rinsed, place a slightly damp cloth or paper towel in the bag to provide humidity. Store turnips sealed in the refrigerator. 

 

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